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Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: four years ago she was swept up by the tide of enthusiasm around candidate barack obama. >> i was an obama-mamma. and i was proud to claim that. >> reporter: not so much now? >> not so much. i'm not as enthused. >> reporter: do you think romney could be that change? >> it could be a change. i just don't know if it will be for the better. >> i would say no, i'm not better off now than before. >> reporter: single dad omar lopez came to the u.s. from colombia 13 years ago. now a u.s. citizen, he owns a real estate business in las vegas, surviving one of the most depressed housing markets in the country. he supported president obama four years ago. >> we have to downsize. >> reporter: he too has grown disillusioned. what are governor romney's loopholes will romney close, what will he do about immigration? you're holding out making a decision? >> i'm still holding out, yes. >> reporter: that's why president obama was back in nevada today. both candidates are battling hard for this battleground state. on the ground to get out the vote, carpet bombing the airwaves with political ads.
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
night from the president why it is the next four years will be better than the last four years. >> reporter: the obama campaign admits it needs a change in strategy for the next two debates. president obama held back from attacking romney during the debate but that changed when he returned to the campaign trail. >> i almost got to watch out. >> reporter: the president attacked romney's plan to cut subsidies to pbs and his position was so different from what he said in the past he didn't recognize who he was debating. >> whoever was on stage last night doesn't want to be held accountable for what mitt romney has been saying in the last year. >> vice president biden gave the romney campaign another nugget to jump on. >> obama and biden want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars. yes we do. >> reporter: biden said the super wealthy needs to pay more. romney says that will kill jobs. another wild card in this race comes later this morning. the government releases its september unemployment report. experts see that jobless rate rising from the current 8.1%. >> we'll be talking about
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
another four years of status quo that president obama is offering or do i want to set the country on a new course as it relates to job creation, a new course as it relates to the economy? >> sean hanity said last night he thinks this video is a bombshell. do you think it's a bombshell and will the romney campaign use it in television ads as the obama team has used that 47% video in television ads? >> i think that it was covered in 2007. i think a number of folks are going to continue to cover it today. how they cover it in that context, a lot of that is up to individual voters and whether they think it's relevant to the conversation we're having today. we believe, as a campaign -- i think governor romney believes what's most relevant are the president's policies and how they're affecting the economy today, how they're affecting people's bottom line, how they're affecting household incomes. that's a much more relevant debate that we're going to focus on as a campaign. >> kevin, if they do not see a new romney, will they see a romney offering specifics as to deductions that he might prefer i
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Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
against the president, scott, saying point blank "this economy cannot afford four more years of president obama." >> pelley: thanks, jan, also covering the debate is our cbs news political director john dickerson. john, what are the pitfalls that are facing the candidates possibly? >> for governor romney, he's got two jobs: one is to say why the president has failed and the second is to sell himself. to do that job, he has to be aggressive, kind of in the president's face. for the second job he has to offer something people find attractive so the challenge for him is getting the mix right. the challenge for the president is staying on script, talking about how he has been working for the middle-class and not getting knocked off by governor romney who he doesn't have a great deal of personal regard for. so he has to not look defensive. >> pelley: john, thank you very much. we'll be back later tonight with cbs news live coverage of the debate. that's 9:00 eastern time and 6:00 in the west. today secretary of state hillary clinton promised a full and open investigation into the terror attack
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
has been saying for a year, which makes the fact that barack obama didn't have much in the way of comeback for the things that mitt romney was saying, that much more "interesting." basically, there was the famous big bird line where mitt romney said he would defund public broadcasting. he has been saying that since november of 2011 saying he is going to defund the national endowment for the arts. they fell flat and obama didn't have a response. also, mitt romney's critique of obamacare, the $716 billion cuts to medicare. these are things that obama really didn't have a response for. and again he should have because mitt romney's been telegraphing this for the past year. it was a big disappointment for people watching. >> and in fact, melissa, the president even said, well, i -- i'll adopt that term obamacare. he agreed with it. >> reporter: he seems to really enjoy it. it's there for better or worse anyway. i can tell you inside the the media room, there were lots of interesting things happening. again lots of international media there people from china, france, germany, an exc
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
>> season for the ages. miguel cabrera, baseball's first triple crown winner in 45 years. r this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 4, 2012. "cbs morning news" good morning. good to be withyou. i'm terrell brown. today both president obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail following last night's debate in denver. as expected the economy dominated their first one on one showdown. romney came out swinging as the candidates argued tax policy, budget deficit and health care and looks like the aggressive approach may have paid off for the republican challenger. cbs news poll shows romney made strides of uncommitted voters that he needs to win over in order to take over the white house. we go to denver first. >> reporter: terrell, good morning. seems like mitt romney may have received that boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive for much of the night. romney lauded his own accomplishments as governor of massachusetts while continuing to highlight the failed promises of the obama administration. the first presidential debate started with a hand s
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> you have been president for four years. you said would you cut the deficit in half. it's now four years later. we still have trillion dollar deficits. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> anytime a challenger stands on the stage with the president in a first debate they tend to get a bounce. i expect that could happen here. >> reporter: the romney campaign believes the governor scored a knockout. >> i believe that governor romney was the clear winner of this debate. if it was a boxing match
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
looked so much better in comparison. for mr. obama, unemployment peaked in 2009 at 10%, now three years later it's 7.8%. for both presidents, unemployment generally trended down all the way to election day. as you might expect, president obama and governor romney saw these numbers quite differently and we have two reports tonight. first, nancy cordes covering the president and she's in cleveland. nancy? ncy?eporter: scott, you could practically see the relief on the president's face today and not just because this news helped to change the subject from his shaky debate performance. negh unemployment has been an albatross around his neck the past four years. today he mentioned the drop not once but twice starting in virginia. >> this morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. ( cheers and applause ) more americans entered the work errce, more people are getting jobs. >> reporter: around steady rain in cleveland where president esida shared a coat with the supporter who introduced him, he made it clear to a crowd of 9,000 that he un
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
year on 13 million in income. >> obama wages war on coal. >> they blow everything out of proportion. >> reporter: in colorado alone, $47 million in five months have been spent by the romney and obama campaigns. and the groups that support them. come november people here can tell the rest of the nation how they feel about enduring all those tv ads. >> let me get your e-mail address. >> reporter: amendment 65 is on the ballot. if passed the state's congressional delegation would be required to propose an amendment to the u.s. constitution limiting campaign contributions and spending. this is the executive director of colorado common cause. >> the result is a democracy that distorts the voice of ordinary people in favor of those who can write multimillion dollar expects. >> reporter: billionaires would argue they have the same rights as to freedom speech as anybody else. >> freedom of speech problem texts to say what we want but it doesn't give them the right to shout louder than the rest of us. >> reporter: the 2010 ruling said restrictions on contributions was restrictions on free sp
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
to young illegal immigrants issued by president obama. until now he hadn't said how he would address that issue. susan mcginness is covering it in washington. >> reporter: these are two-year work permits for these young people. romney says before they expire, he will put in a comprehensive immigration reform plan. the question now is will he give details on that at tomorrow night's debate? more than 5,000 people packed the air and space museum in denver to hear mitt romney on monday. >> this is a great place to be. >> reporter: colorado is among the battleground states that have a large hispanic population, and romney now tells the denver post he will honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants granted by president obama in an executive order in june. it's the first time he's expressed support for the act. here's what he said in los angeles recently. >> president obama created what he calls a stopgap measure. those are his words. for children who are brought here illegally through no fault of their own. instead of playing politics with these children, i will pursue perm
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the democratic incumbent-- 51-year-old barack obama-- and his republican challenger 65-year-old mitt romney. it comes 34 days before the election-- though early voting is already under way in many states. the focus tonight is domestic issues, including the economy, still struggling to recover from the great recession. polls show the race is very close nationally, but in swing states that will tip the balance, the president is ahead. so he'll be trying to protect his lead and for mitt romney, it's an opportunity for a breakout moment. in front of what could be the biggest audience he will have before election day. the sole questioner tonight is jim lehrer. it's the 12th time he's served as moderator. >> lehrer: good evening. from the magnus arena at the university of denver in denver, colorado. i'm jim lehrer of the pbs newshour and i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates between president barack obama the democratic nominee and former massachusetts governor romney, the republican nominee. this debate and the next three-- two presidential, one vice presidential-- are spon
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
these numbers because it is an election year and because obama had a bad debate performance. in fact, jack welsh, the former ceo of general electric tweeted "unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so they change the numbers." what about that? >> chicago political machinery was responsible for a lot of tricks, but i don't think that even they could pull something like that off. >> you know because you're from chicago. >> that's right. the bureau of labor statistics puts out these numbers, and they're offended of course already, that anybody would suggest they could be cooked. it would be very difficult. somebody would rat on that right away. >> the labor secretary, hilda solis says she's insulted by that and it's ludacris that they would fix these numbers. let's talk about that debate because obama did have a lackluster performance in that debate. are they concerned? what are they saying about whether he'll change his strategy, his practice sessions et cetera? >> they tried on wednesday night at the debate to pretend things were re
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
camp, people who he's lost over the last 30 days and then start to move the debate into barack obama's territory and he did do that. >> frank luntz, thank you. >>> not all candidate are campaigning this year. congressman jesse jackson jr. is running again and we haven't seen him in [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18. people taking maois or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver problems, some fatal, were reported. signs include abdominal
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
than any candidate in history. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time. >> reporter: the president has not had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> reporter: these matchups can produce a memorable line like in 1980 between then-governor ronald reagan and president jimmy carter. >> there you go again. >> reporter: and lloyd benson's swipe at dan quayle. >> i served with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy because friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> reporter: then there are other moments that seem to say more, like george w. bush looking at his watch. >> tell you what, 10,000 bet. >> reporter: and obama's comment to then-rival hillary clinton. >> you're likeable enough. >> reporter: one thing they do agree on. the debate maybe romney's bi
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: paul ryan said the middle class has been buried. >> they are being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> reporter: the obama campaign said ryan took mr. biden's words out of context. the president will have the first word tonight, mitt romney will have the last. >> susan, thank you. this is where you can watch tonight's debate. our coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on cbs. meanwhile off the campaign trail conservative blogs were buzzing about fox news recent airing about a 2007 speech by a then senator obama before a black audience. he expressed suspicion the federal government was withholding recovery money to new orleans after hurricane katrina. >> when hurricane andrew struck in florida people said look at this devastation. we don't expect to you come up with the almighty money. here's the money. we won't wait for you to scratch it together because you're part of the american family. what's happening down in new orleans? where is you
CBS
Oct 6, 2012 1:35am PDT
stoppage has reportedly paralyzed the production lines. >>> for the first time in almost four years, the unemployment rate has fallen below 8%. that's the lowest it has been since president obama took office. surprisingly strong, showing that unemployment fell to 7.l% in september -- 7.8% in september. >>> cbs5 reporter, linda eye yee tells us what is behind those numbers -- linda yee tells us what is behind those numbers. >> reporter: he now has 160 employees. >> i think the economy is really picking up. >> reporter: ryan brauton is one of those new workers. he left his job in construction and decided to become a machinist. >> i chose manufacturing for a reason that it does not seem to be affected by the economy. >> reporter: he tripled his research and development budget during the recession. it has paid off. anderson is building this new plant. >> that's the reason why we're moving. we do have plans to continue hiring. >> reporter: nationally the economy has added an average of 145,000 jobs over the past three months. unemployment has not been this low since january of 2009. >>
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
protest since the "occupy" movement was evicted last year. members say they will stay there until noon today. >>> president barack obama comes back to san francisco today for his final bay area appearance before next month's election. the president spending the night in southern california in l.a. after an appearance before a roomful of stars last night and he used their performances to make light of his own in last week's debate. here he is. >> they just perform flawlessly night after night, uhm, i can't always say the same. [ laughter ] >> the president was referring to singer's katy perry and jennifer hudson, who took the stage before him. >>> this morning president obama will visit the home of the farm labor leader cesar chavez being made a national monument. the president will arrive then at sfo around 1:40 in afternoon on air force one. he has a private fundraising dinner here in san francisco. then a public concert and rally at the bill graham civic auditorium. the president will spend the night in san francisco before taking off. >>> on the gop side mitt romney will deliver a m
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am PDT
. >>> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> we still have deficit. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> anytime a challenger stands on the stage with the president in a first debate they tend to get a bounce. i expect that could happen here. >> reporter: the romney campaign believes the governor scored a knockout. >> i believe that governor romney was the clear winner of this debate. if it was a boxing match it would have been called. >> reporter: an instant cbs
CBS
Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
conservative and liberals in both parties in a game of brinksmanship for the last three and a half years, not solving the problems, of running away from them, making political calculations. and just to connect can with something governor christie was saying. it's a dirty little secret-- actually, it's not a secret. that president obama knows that medicare is-- we're spending too much on it, and his secret plan, he proposed cutting $250 billion in medicare over the next 10 years, which is exactly what the republicans are proposing. people are running away from the reality of this crisis. and i would argue-- i mean, mark's right, the economy looks good but it can go into a tailspin in the coming months, if somebody does not-- even before a new president or obama begins a second term takes office. in this i'm really not overstating this. anyone who knows about not just the fiscal cliff but the issue, this government is going to have to go into the debt market beginning of next year and ask to borrow another $1 trillion or 2 dollars. they couldn't settle this last year or this year. how are
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
in an election year, one number has many interpretations. president obama told a fairfax, virginia, crowd this: >> this morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: he said there's more work to be done to help middle class families and said that's why he is running for re- election. >> today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. >> reporter: mitt romney told supporters in virginia the country hasn't mer enough. >> now, we can do better. we don't have to stay on the path we have been on. >> reporter: businesses added 114,000 jobs in september slower than the growth earlier in the summer. romney pointed out the unemployment rate doesn't reflect people who stopped looking for work. >> if the same share of people were participating until the workforce today as on the day that the president got elected, why, our unemployment rate would be around 11%. >> reporter: 8.8 million lost jobs during the recession. just under half of those jobs have been a
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
debating the past two years with his opponents. president obama has been practicing, no doubt. it's harder for a president to do, because he's busier and doesn't like being addressed in sortative challenging way. >> this president likes to practice in a stealth way. >> that's true. i'm sure he will be prepared. >> james fallows, thank you very much. >> my pleasure. >>> american airlines is facing new trouble this morning, faa is investigating at least two incidents where a row of passenger seats came loose in mid flight. mark strassmann is here with the story. >> inspectors look for signs of more problems. for now it doesn't look like it was caused intentionally during a dispute with its pilots. >> american 443. the airplane is flying fine. we have seats loose in the back. we have to return. >> 757 jet has been forced to land after a row of seats detached from the floor and the tracking mechanism that keeps them in place. flight 443 ran into the problem monday on its way to miami less than an hour after take iing of from new york's jfk airport. >> we're just going to to have to burn down f
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Oct 7, 2012 7:00pm PDT
: there is no hard evidence that's happened with huawei, but the obama administration has been unwilling to take the risk. two years ago, when it appeared that huawei might land its first big american deal-- a $5 billion contract to build sprint's new 4-g wireless network-- the u.s. government stepped in. >> lewis: you had the secretary of commerce call the c.e.o. of sprint and lay out the u.s. concerns, say that the u.s. was really worried about huawei. and they would be a lot happier if sprint didn't do the deal. >> kroft: and sprint said, "okay." >> lewis: sprint said, "okay." >> kroft: since then, huawei has blanketed u.s. airwaves with commercials, and hired an army of lobbyists and public relations firms to help it get a foothold into the world's largest telecom market. >> lewis: they're determined. they're in it for the long haul. the line that most people think about is, mao had a strategy called "win the countryside, surround the cities, and then the cities will fall." and huawei seems to be following that maoist strategy. >> kroft: in the last couple of years, huawei has managed to ins
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Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: supporters like darrion wilson wondered where that president obama was last bamat. >> i was wanting him to have >> more enthusiasm in his enters and hit back a little more. i felt like romney was lying right and left and i'm, "come on, call him on that." >> reporter: campaign officials ancede in an attempt to appear above the fray mr. obama missed easy opening. he spoke slowly, sometimes haltingly in a roundabout way. >> i want to get to it, but all i want to do is very quickly. >> let's get back to medicare. >> reporter: it's not that the president didn't go on offense. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret because they're too good? >> reporter: but debate observers noted a difference in body language. la. obama looked down when his opponent spoke and sometimes appeared angry or peevish. emney kept his eyes glued on the president, waiting to jump in. today, mr. obama delivered some of the comebacks he missed last night. >> he said he woul
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
customers have a reuseable bag. they will be charged 10 cents. next year restaurants will also be added to that expanded list. this morning a new poll shows president obama with a lead in many swing states. the poll shows mr. obama with 51% support compared to 44% for mitt romney. the poll surveyed voters in more than half a dozen states. susan mcginnis joins us live. >> reporter: good morning. everybody is getting sick of these polls. it is what they show that the president has within reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win. he is still coming under lots of criticism over handling of foreign affairs >> more than 11,000 people packed a high school in las vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> we'll win nevada again. we'll win this election against. >> last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's not practicing since june. his running mate paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one ev
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Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
's lowering its forecast for world growth to 3% this year. two days before the first presidential debate a new poll irsthe "washington post" finds pe race still very tight nationwide with president obama leading mitt romney by two rints, 49% to 47%. but in two of the biggest swing tes thatthe states that will decide the election, the resident has a bigger lead. in florida, a quinnipiac university/cbs news/"new york times" poll has the president ahead by nine points, 53% to 44%. in ohio he leads governor romney by ten points, 53% to 43%. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. jo john, some republicans are areplaining these polls aren't ren'ting an accurate picture. do they have a case? se reporter: well, they have a >>se when they remind us that polls are a snapshot in time and that things can change. howly what we should look at in polls is the trends and how things are moving over time, the orrrents. and right now those favor barack obama. the polls are really more like a painting than they are a digital photograph. one of the other complaints is that pollsters are talking to too
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
? the answer is question." >> reporter: most polls show president obama with a very comfortable lead among hispanic american voters and a new survey from the pugh hispanic center shows why that's important. this year, nearly 24 million hispanic americans will be eligible to vote roughly 5 million more than in 2008. but romney has certainly not given up trying to win that group over. >> hispanics have been his disproportionately hard. hispanic unemployment is 11%. >> reporter: the two men could get a chance to discuss immigration face to face during wednesday's debate. in washington, susan mcginnis, cbs 2 news. >> romney will stay in colorado today while the president continues debate prep. necessary henderson, nevada. >>> and cbs -- he is in henderson nevada. >>> and cbs 5 will have live coverage. debate starting at 6 p.m. tomorrow. >>> 4:41. airline seats coming unbolted in midair. how pilots are dealing with the in flight emergency. >> plus a killer speaks out 10 years after the deadly sniper attack in washington, d.c. what he wishes he could say to the victims' families now. coming up.
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
protest since the "occupy" movement was evicted last year. members say they are going to stay there until noon today. >>> president barack obama comes back to san francisco today for his final bay area appearance before next month's election. the president spent the night in los angeles after an appearance before a roomful of stars last night. he used their performances to make light of his own in last week's debate. >> they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> he was referring to singers who took the stage before him. >>> this morning, president obama will visit ke. ne near bakersfield where the home of farm labor leader cesar chavez is being made a national monument. the president will arrive at sfo about 1:40 this afternoon. he has a private fundraising dinner in san francisco then a public concert and rally at bill graham civic auditorium. the president had spend the night in san francisco. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney will deliver a speech in virginia calling for the u.s. to take a more assertive role in syria, put conditions
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
12 years. i look for work 7 days a week actually. it is the hardest unpaid job i have ever had. >> reporter: he wants to know what president obama and mitt romney will do for people like him. >> there's a lot of people who have been out of work for a long time who are not satisfied with the status quo with either party the way it is working. >> reporter: the final segments of debate will focus on healthcare. >> i want to repeal obamacare and replace it with something that will get the costs under control. >> reporter: and the role of government. bigad shaban, cbs news, denver. >> you can see the debate live here on cbs 5 at 6:00 tonight. >>> 4:42. more airplane seats coming loose during another flight. what american said is the big problem. >> plus, an outpouring of support. why a tv anchor spent four minutes responding to a viewer's critical email. >> and first he shoots and scores and celebrates a hockey star's disappearing act. that story coming up. [ laughter ] >> after the break. poor guy. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, hockey league player in new jersey bags a goal the bad news. he pi
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Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm PDT
% for the first time in nearly four years. this is a live look at the big board right now and you can see the dow is up about 9 points. that could give president obama a bump too but cbs reporter tara mergener shows us his republican rival is not impressed. >> reporter: john keenan is repairing bikes these days. not in montana, where he owns a farm with his wife, but in springfield, virginia. >> i moved back in with my parents the same house i grew up in. >> reporter: he left behind breathtaking vistas and his cashmere sheep because jobs are more plentiful on the east coast. >> the scenery is awesome. everybody wants to move there. but you can't eat the scenery. >> reporter: the latest job numbers suggest more of the same for people like keenan, 114,000 jobs were added last month less than in august or july. but the all-important unemployment rate fell to 7.8% the lowest since president obama took office. officials at the white house say there is still more work to be done on the jobs front but insists the latest report is proof the economy is headed in the right direction. >> today's news certai
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
: earlier this year, long lines formed in cities across america as young illegal immigrants signed up for the right to work legally under a new obama administration policy called deferred action for childhood arrivals. the california law builds on that policy and will now allow the department of motor vehicles to issue licenses to illegal immigrants as long as they meet certain criteria. they have to have crossed the border before they were 16, have been in the u.s. continuously for the past five years, be under 30 years of age and enrolled in school or a certified training program. >> the requirements, i have to take... >> i think it's okay just because it wasn't their choice when they were brought into the country. so it's only fair for them to be able to get a driver's license. >> reporter: while some argue that california should leave immigration issues to the federal government, the law drew bipartisan support even among those opposed to illegal immigration. >> i think we should encourage people to come over here legally but we also have a lot of illegal people doing work for us.
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 5:00am PDT
years ago. >>> on to the presidential race, the two major candidates are expected to focus on jobs today after the government releases september employment statistics. president obama and mitt romney both hit the campaign trail yesterday following their first debate in colorado. the president acknowledged romney's stellar performance but said romney can't pay for his tax plan without sticking it to the middle class. >> we can't afford to double down on the same top-down economic policies that got us into this mess. that is not a jobs plan. >> they plan on raising taxes on the american people and that will kill jobs. we will not let that happen. we want to create jobs, not kill jobs in this country. >> when asked which candidate would best handle unemployment, romney topped the president 51 to 45% in a cnn/orc poll taken before the debate. >>> well, that debate the president's debate performance has been widely criticized as not up to snuff. former vice president al gore speculated the colorado altitude may have been a factor. >> when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> -- and you onl
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
a steady career in telecom for over 12 years. i continuelook for work seven days a week actually. it is the hardest unpaid job i have ever had. >> reporter: he wants to know what president obama and mitt romney will do for people like him. >> there's a lot of people who have been out of work for a long time who are not satisfied with the status quo with either party the way it is working. >> reporter: the final segments of the debate will focus on healthcare. >> i want to repeal obamacare and replace it with something to get costs under control. >> reporter: and the role of government. >> reporter: tonight will mark the first of three debates between the two presidential hopefuls this month. as for the two vice- presidential candidates, they will square off in their own debate, michelle, next week. >> all right. so what kind of impact can these debates have on the polls if any? >> reporter: certainly this is a tradition that began 52 years ago. and if history is any indication, there may be some unforgettable moments tonight. certainly i think both candidates are hoping for a spi
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
in telecom for over 12 years. i continuelook for work 7 days a week actually. it is the hardest unpaid job i have ever had. >> reporter: he wants to know what president obama and mitt romney will do for people like him. >> there's a lot of people who have been out of work for a long time who are not satisfied with the status quo with either party the way it is working. >> reporter: the final segments of debate will focus on healthcare. >> i want to repeal obamacare and replace it with something that will get the costs under control. >> reporter: and the role of government. tonight's debate will be the first of three between the two candidates this month. as for the vice-presidential hopes of, frank and michelle, the hopefuls will face off in their own debate next week. >> is it make or break for either candidate? we know mr. romney of course is the incumbent so he has to be favored a little bit but romney has been practicing for months now and a lot of people think he comes off somewhat robotic and what not. is it a bigger night for him? >> reporter: you know, mitt romney himself has said th
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >> reporter: good morning. you know barack obama was not the only candidate for president to have a bad debate experience. in that first debate between john ken dean nixon, nixon despite his years in the senate and his time as vice president came off more poorly on tv than the less experienced kennedy and a new tape showed that poor performance lingered with nixon for years to come. >> would be difficult to cover it in 2 1/2 minutes. >> this is the debate that richard nixon couldn't live down. >> which party do we want to lead the united states. mr. nixon do you want to comment on that statement? >> have no comment. >> going head-to-head with john kennedy in 1960, nixoning looked uncomfortable compared to a relaxed kennedy. nixon lamented that performance in a candid conversation with his white house chief of staff. >> remember, even on the first debate. we made the mistake of not -- for that one. well, or -- we got prepared. worked like hell. >> but you didn't have time -- >> nixon never made that mistake again not when he ran in 1968. >> nixon didn't want to debate in '68 because he had the
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
motorcycle packed with explos e explosives into a u.s. military convoy. >> after all these years of war? >> the reason for the nato and american intervention is terrorism. terrorism has not gone away. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> governor romney, president obama gearing up for their first presidential debate on wednesday. >> i don't think one of them is going to make or break this campaign. >> thursday morning we're all going to be scratching our heads and saying, wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days. >> maria asked you, why didn't you tell me? what did you say? >> that i did not know how to. >> the thing that really meant the most to me kind of fell apart because of my doing. i will always look back and say, how could you have done that? >> in japan, the powerful and destructive typhoon capture on tape by an american marine. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> lindsay lohan reportedly recovering from a scuffle with a man over photos he took of her on his cell phone. >> we're told the deer wasn't injured and the skateboarder is probably still eating some d
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